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IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology 2004
C A L L    F O R    P A P E R S


2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'04)

September 20-24, 2004

Electronic submissions are due on April 4, 2004.

King Wing Hot Spring Hotel, Beijing, China


Sponsored By
IEEE Computer Society
Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Co-Organized and In Cooperation With
Beijing University of Technology
China Computer Federation (CCF)
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
Maebashi Institute of Technology
Tsinghua University
Corporate Sponsors
Beijing University of Technology
Microsoft Research Asia
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

                          - Paper submission due: April 4, 2004
                          - Submission websites:
                          - Electronic submissions are required in the form of PDF or PS files


The 2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT'04) will be jointly held with the 2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI'04 The IEEE/WIC/ACM 2004 joint conferences are sponsored and organized by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence (TCCI) (, Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC) (, and ACM-SIGART ( The upcoming meeting in this conference series follows the great success of IAT-99 held in Hong Kong in 1999, IAT-01 held in Maebashi City, Japan in 2001, IAT-03 held in Halifax, Canada.

IAT 2004 provides a leading international forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from diverse fields, such as computer science, information technology, business, education, human factors, systems engineering, and robotics, to (1) examine the design principles and performance characteristics of various approaches in intelligent agent technology, and (2) increase the cross-fertilization of ideas on the development of autonomous agents and multi-agent systems among different domains. By encouraging idea-sharing and discussions on the underlying logical, cognitive, physical, and sociological foundations as well as the enabling technologies of intelligent agents, IAT 2004 will foster the development of  novel paradigms and advanced solutions in agent-based computing.


The topics and areas to be addressed include, but not limited to:
  Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC):
     Agent-Based Complex Systems Modeling and Development
     Agent-Based Simulation
     Autonomy-Oriented Modeling and Computation Methods
     Behavioral Self-Organization
     Complex Behavior Characterization and Engineering
     Emergent Behavior
     Hard Computational Problem Solving
     Self-Organized Criticality
     Self-Organized Intelligence
     Swarm Intelligence
     Nature-Inspired Paradigms
  Autonomous Knowledge and Information Agents
     Agent-Based Distributed Data Mining
     Agent-Based Knowledge Discovery And Sharing
     Autonomous Information Services
     Distributed Knowledge Systems
     Emergent Natural Law Discovery in Multi-Agent Systems
     Evolution of Knowledge Networks
     Human-Agent Interaction
     Information Filtering Agents
     Knowledge Aggregation
     Knowledge Discovery
     Ontology-Based Information Services
  Agent Systems Modeling and Methodology
     Agent Interaction Protocols
     Fault-Tolerance in Multi-Agent Systems
     Formal Framework for Multi-Agent Systems
     Information Exchanges in Multi-Agent Systems
     Learning and Self-Adaptation in Multi-Agent Systems
     Mobile Agent Languages and Protocols
     Multi-Agent Autonomic Architectures
     Multi-Agent Coordination Techniques
     Multi-Agent Planning and Re-Planning
     Peer-to-Peer Models for Multi-Agent Systems
     Reinforcement Learning
     Social Interactions in Multi-Agent Systems
     Task-Based Agent Context
     Task-Oriented Agents
  Distributed Problem Solving
     Agent-Based Grid Computing
     Agent Networks in Distributed Problem Solving
     Collective Group Behavior
     Coordination and Cooperation
     Distributed Intelligence
     Dynamics of Agent Groups and Populations
     Efficiency and Complexity Issues
     Market-Based Computing
     Problem-Solving in Dynamic Environments
      Distributed Search
  Autonomous Auctions and Negotiation
     Agent-Based Marketplaces
     Auction Markets
     Combinatorial Auctions
     Hybrid Negotiation
     Integrative Negotiation
     Mediating Agents
     Pricing Agents
     Thin Double Auctions
     Agent-Based Assistants
     Agent-Based Virtual Enterprise
     Embodied Agents and Agent-Based Systems Applications
     Interface Agents
     Knowledge and Data Intensive Systems
     Software and Pervasive Agents
     Tools and Standards
     Ubiquitous Systems and E-Technology Agents
     Ubiquitous Software Services
     XML-Based Agent Systems

Important Dates

                                   Electronic submission of full papers: April 4, 2004

                                      Notification of paper acceptance: June 10, 2004
                      Workshop and tutorial proposal submission: June 10, 2004
                                   Camera-ready of accepted papers: July 5, 2004
                                                       Workshops/Tutorials: September 20, 2004
                                                                     Conference: September 21-24, 2004

Submissions and Publication

High-quality papers in all IAT related areas are solicited. Papers exploring new directions or areas will receive a careful and supportive review. All submitted papers will be reviewed on the basis of technical quality, relevance, significance, and clarity. Note that IAT'04 will accept ONLY on-line submissions, containing PDF (PostScript or MS-Word) versions.

The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.
IAT'04 also welcomes Industry/Demo-Track submissions, Workshop and Tutorial proposals.

More detailed instructions and the On-Line Submission Form can be found from the IAT'04 homepages: or


A selected number of IAT'04 accepted papers will be expanded and revised for inclusion in Web Intelligence and Agent Systems: An International Journal ( and in Annual Review of Intelligent Informatics (

The best paper awards will be conferred on the authors of the best papers at the conference.

Conference Organization


Conference Chairs:
    Jiming Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, HK
    Nick Cercone, University of Dalhousie, Canada
Program Chair:
    Ning Zhong, Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan
Program Co-Chairs:
    Jeffrey Bradshaw, UWF/Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA
    Sankar K. Pal, Indian Statistical Institute, Inida
    Domenico Talia, University of Calabria, Italy
    Henry Tirri, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Yiyu Yao, University of Regina, Canada
    Lizhu Zhou, Tsinghua University, China
Industry/Demo-Track Chairs:
    Qiang Yang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK
    Wei-Ying Ma, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Workshop Chair:
    Pawan Lingras, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Tutorial Chair:
    Gerd Wagner, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Publicity Chair:
    Yuefeng Li, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Organizing Chairs:
    Tieyong Zuo, Beijing University of Technology, China
    Chunnian Liu, Beijing University of Technology, China
Local Arrangement Chair:
    Baocai Yin, Beijing University of Technology, China
    Xindong Wu, USA
WIC Co-Chairs/Directors:
    Ning Zhong, Japan
    Jiming Liu, HK
    Maria Gini, USA
WIC Advisory Board:
    Edward A. Feigenbaum, USA
    Setsuo Ohsuga, Japan
    Benjamin Wah, USA
    Philip Yu, USA
    L.A. Zadeh, USA
WIC Technical Committee & WI/IAT Steering Committee:
    Nick Cercone, Canada
    Dieter Fensel, Austria
    Georg Gottlob, Austria
    Lakhmi Jain, Australia
    W. Lewis Johnson, USA
    Jianchang Mao, USA
    Hiroshi Motoda, Japan
    Toyoaki Nishida, Japan
    Xindong Wu, USA
    Yiyu Yao, Canada
IAT'04 Program Committee
    (to be announced)
Contact Information
  WI'04 and IAT'04 Conference Secretariat













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